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Nov 30, 2015

Week 13 ACC & Big 12 Recap: TCU Wins in OT, North Carolina Keeps On Winning

#19 TCU defeated #7 Baylor, 28-21 (2OT) Trevone Boykin threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to KaVontae Turpin in the second overtime as the Horned Frogs (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) knocked the Bears (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) out of contention for their third straight Big 12 title. Boykin threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a one-yard score in the first overtime. Devin Chafin ran for 119 yards and two scores, and caught a four-yard touchdown in the […]

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Nov 25, 2015

Week 13 ACC & Big 12 Preview:Showdown Time in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas

In the thirteenth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. #7 Baylor at #19 TCU – Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN The Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) lead the NCAA with 644.1 yards per game and 53.8 points per contest. On the other side of the […]

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Nov 24, 2015

Week 12 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

With just one week left in the regular season, members of the media have narrowed their projections down to just a few teams in both partner conferences. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  North Carolina vs. TCU Jason Kirk (SBNation): North Carolina vs. TCU Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  North Carolina vs. TCU Brett McMurphy (ESPN): North Carolina vs. TCU Bill Bender (Sporting News): Florida State vs. TCU College Sports Madness: Florida State […]

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Nov 19, 2015

Week 12 ACC & Big 12 Preview: Two Huge Big 12 Showdowns

In the twelfth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. #10 Baylor at #6 Oklahoma State – 7:30 p.m. on FOX The Baylor Bears (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) travel to Stillwater to face-off against the undefeated Cowboys (10-0, 7-0 Big 12). Saturday marks the 33rd meeting between […]

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Nov 17, 2015

Week 11 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

With just a few weeks of the regular season remaining, media projections for the Russell Athletic Bowl have started to focus on a couple of teams from each partner conference. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  North Carolina vs. TCU Jason Kirk (SBNation):  North Carolina vs. TCU Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  North Carolina vs. West Virginia Brett McMurphy (ESPN):  North Carolina vs. West Virginia Bill Bender (Sporting News): Florida State vs. TCU […]

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Nov 10, 2015

Week 10 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After Florida State’s upset bid of No. 1 Clemson fell short, the ‘Noles are projected to come to Orlando by five media members. The media projected just one other ACC team, North Carolina. For the Big 12, Oklahoma State leads the projections with three. Two other Big 12 teams are projected to come to Orlando as well.  Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation): […]

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Nov 05, 2015

Week 10 ACC & Big 12 Preview: #1 Clemson hosts FSU, Top-15 Battle In Stillwater

In the tenth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29.   #16 Florida State at #1 Clemson – 3:30 p.m. on ABC The Seminoles (7-1, 5-1 ACC) and Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC) clash for the fourth straight time as ranked teams. Florida State leads the all-time series […]

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Nov 02, 2015

Week 9 ACC & Big 12 Recap: Miami Stuns Duke, TCU Stays Undefeated

Miami 30, #22 Duke 27 The Blue Devils (6-2, 3-1 ACC) rallied back from a 12-point deficit, only to lose on a controversial eight-lateral kickoff return by the Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2 ACC) in the closing seconds. Trailing 24-12 with six minutes remaining, QB Thomas Sirk (31-52, 258 yards) capped a 14-play drive with a with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Johnell Barnes. Miami went three-and-out, and Duke mounted a 10 play, 80-yard drive culminating with a 1-yard rush by Sirk […]

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Oct 29, 2015

Week 9 ACC & Big 12 Preview: TCU Hosts West Virginia, Temple Hosts Notre Dame

In the ninth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th.   West Virginia at #5 TCU – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1 The Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) look to extend their 15-game winning streak, second best in FBS. The Mountaineers (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) have […]

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Sep 28, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 4 Recap:Duke Defeats Georgia Tech; TCU Survives Against Texas Tech

ACC Duke knocked Georgia Tech out of the Top 25 and North Carolina State improved to 4-0 as the Atlantic Coast Conference went 5-5 in week four. Duke 34, #20 Georgia Tech 20 Shaquille Powell rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns, powering the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0 ACC) past the defending Coastal Division winners. Despite an early field goal, the Yellow Jackets (2-2, 0-1 ACC) were held to just 173 yards rushing and trailed for the rest of the […]

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